Unmarried couples face many of the same legal issues as divorcing couples – but they may be more complex to resolve. That’s because unmarried couples are not protected by the same laws. Contrary to popular belief, there is no such thing as “common law marriage”.
So, if you’ve been living with your partner and are considering a separation, it is important that you seek legal advice to find out where you stand.
For example, who owns your home, and who has the right to occupy it, are particularly important issues to consider. Financial support from a partner is also very different if you are unmarried, as partners can only apply for support on behalf of their children.
Our experienced Family & Relationships Team can help, whatever your situation. We’ll give you clear advice, assistance and representation, offering practical solutions to navigate the system and get the best outcome for you and your family.